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Philipsburg, St Martin / St Maarten
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Reviewed yesterday

Never seen such beautiful water in my life! Already planning another cruise to see more Caribbean beauty.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank goofygirl2004
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dropped by here via island group tour snd the beach is amazing, white sand and all, we were told that during peak season lots of water sports going on here, were only here for short period of time but i love the place already,...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Dina M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Huge beach with more than enough facilities available along the beach.With the cruise ships in the background.If you walk the beach you will see many different deals that include chairs with umbrella free drinks and food along with the use of the restrooms.There is plenty...More

Date of experience: October 2019
2  Thank irishwhiskey135
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful view of the cruise ships docking and departing from Philipsburg. The view is spectacular both during the day and evening. You can see the iguanas basking in the sun along the rocks as well as watch the pelicans coming and going to and from...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank dhaydonny
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Got harassed on the main beach/boardwalk right next the ship in philipsburg the entire way back to the ship and had a local put a knife up to me. We asked local shop owners of jewelry stores and they ignored me and my PREGNANT wife....More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank stevenhka24
Reviewed 4 September 2019

The water here is simply mesmerizing. The water is clear and so calm. We literally spent the entire day in the water.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank LyndonMTT
Reviewed 3 September 2019

This was last stop on our recent cruise and with a group of 11 decided to just rent chairs and relax in the beach. We love renting and eating at the Lazy Lizard. Nik is great and food will make you miss home and not...More

Date of experience: August 2019
2  Thank Timothy T
Reviewed 16 August 2019 via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed this beach! The water was so clear & inviting & despite being so close to the cruise port, it was not overcrowded! There were also nice, reasonably priced shops nearby for souvenirs. (I did also buy quite a bit of unneeded jewelry...More

Date of experience: August 2019
2  Thank CaribbeanFemiS
Reviewed 13 August 2019 via mobile

This is a beautiful beach. It is fun to walk around the shops and spend some time on the beach. If you can go on a day when cruise ships are not in and you will have a more relaxing time. Locals won’t haggle you...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank tiffanyc776
Reviewed 11 August 2019 via mobile

One is spoilt for choice with 36 beaches to chose from in San Maarten / Sint Martin So how can one rank the number 1 best beach? Easy Accessibility, Cleanliness, Activities and Space. Great Bay is awesome it has all of these and much more....More

Date of experience: July 2019
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18 February 2019|
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Response from Rose R | Reviewed this property |
There were some fellows, just a little ways west of the pier, as we sat near them. They will probably flag you down, when they see you come near. I can't fully remember how much it was for 30 mins, but maybe just under... More
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1 August 2018|
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Response from Rob S | Reviewed this property |
i would contact Passangrahan Hotel and Restaurant.
6 June 2018|
Response from HowardP568 | Reviewed this property |
no idea which beach place we rented from but there is a lot of competition and don't be bashful about negotiating a better price.